We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
The Australian Defence Force will be inordinately affected by future humanitarian crises and military conflicts resulting from climate change. How it acts today will prove crucial.
Freelance journalist Armando Cordoba writes from Gaza, where local grassroots groups are doing what they can to help the local people survive the war.
Bringing warring terrorist groups to the negotiating table and using them to help deliver aid is a desirable means of reducing conflict. But a US Supreme Court ruling has just made it a whole lot harder.
In true post 9-11 politics style, the Australian government is going after anyone to look tough and in control on refugees. And it's put humanitarian aid in the firing line, writes Brami Jegan.
As rescuers from around the world begin to pick through the rubble, Crikey picks through the media coverage.
Despite sending 40 tons of weaponry to Somalia earlier this year, the United States is withholding humanitarian aid until relief agencies agree to comply with a set of strict conditions. And the country is going to run out of food within weeks.
ColaLife is a campaign to get Coca-Cola to utilise their vast distribution powers in the third world to deliver medical supplies along with soft drink. After 20 years, Coke is finally taking notice -- thanks to social media.